Adoption Could Be the Choice for You

Parenting and abortion aren’t the only two options if you find yourself in an unexpected pregnancy. Adoption is an option to consider if you do not want to choose abortion, but you also don’t feel like you’re in a place to parent your child. Whether you’re a student, your circumstances are financially or emotionally unstable, or you don’t have the support system to raise a child at this time, adoption may be the right choice for you.

The good news is that adoption looks very different than it did decades ago. Take what you’ve seen in movies and toss those ideas away. That’s not how adoption is today. Adoption is now an empowered choice for women.

When choosing adoption, you are in control of your personalized adoption plan, which is a description of what you want for your child and yourself in the future. A plan can be made at any time during a pregnancy or even right after birth. When making an adoption plan for your child, you have the power.

Adoption plans can vary, but most tend to be “open,” meaning that the birth mother (or parents) remain in contact with the adoptive parents and child as much as is determined by the plan. That could mean that the adoptive family shares updates and photos or even visits periodically with the birth mother.

When making an adoption plan, the expectant mother works with an adoption professional to select the family to parent the child. There are many, many loving families who are hoping to adopt and rest assured that they have completed a very thorough process to ensure that their homes are safe, loving environments. Each family completes a number of background checks, a home study, physical exams, various training, and must even make sure that pets are up to date on vaccines before being considered as a prospective adoptive family.

Open adoption extends the sense of family and keeps the focus on the child. The birth mother and the adoptive family are forever connected because of the love for the child. We love open adoption and believe that it’s an excellent choice for a child as it affirms her identity and sense of belonging.

Placing a child for adoption is a hard decision. It is truly a selfless act that deserves an immense amount of respect. When a woman sets aside her desires in favor of her child’s best interests, it is a heroic act. If you are unable to parent for whatever reason, adoption may be the choice for you.

We have excellent recommendations for local adoption professionals and would be happy to speak with you further about the choice of adoption. Call us at (770) 338-1680 or text us at (470) 242-4357.

Changed Your Mind? Reversing The Abortion Pill

Abortion Pill Reversal? Yes, it can be done. We know that facing an unplanned pregnancy is scary and stressful. We know that emotions run high and women can choose abortion but then later regret that choice. We can help.

Obria Medical Clinics – Gwinnett is the only pregnancy medical clinic in Metro Atlanta offering Abortion Pill Reversal. Since beginning this service in July 2017, we have completed treatment for three patients and are awaiting the arrival of their babies.

What is referred to as The Abortion Pill is actually a combination of two drugs – mifepristone (RU-486) and misoprostol. The first one is given at the abortion clinic and the second is taken at home about 48-72 hours later. If you’ve taken the first medication (mifepristone) and you’re having second thoughts, it may be possible to reverse your abortion. Ideally, the reversal process begins within the first 24 hours of taking the first medication, but reversal may be possible up to 72 hours later.

After an ultrasound is done to confirm the status of the baby, patients receive progesterone and continue this medically supervised treatment through the first trimester of pregnancy.

To learn more about Abortion Pill Reversal, visit abortionpillreversal.com. Interested in Abortion Pill Reversal? Call the 24/7 hotline at (877) 558-0333 to speak to a nurse who will connect you with a provider in your area. You can also contact us directly by calling (770) 338-1680 or by texting (470) 242-4357.

Let’s chat for a moment about. . . STDs.

I know, not the most enjoyable topic but it’s important for you to know the facts.

Are you currently in a relationship or seeing someone? Are you having sexual intercourse or oral sex? The CDC recommends you be tested yearly (if you’re sexually active) or every time you have sexual contact with a new person. This is one of the keys to protecting your overall health.

STDs are serious business and should not be ignored, especially if you are having symptoms. Make sure you have an honest and open conversation with your partner about your sexual past and learn about theirs. This will help you build trust while learning about your exposure risk.

To learn about the different STDs and your risk of exposure, follow the link provided: https://www.cdc.gov/std/healthcomm/fact_sheets.htm

Remember we are here for you! Please call us if you have questions about testing or would like to schedule an appointment.

 

Genevieve’s Journey

When Nadine found out she was pregnant in 2017, her circumstances were far from ideal. She was in an abusive relationship and her boyfriend was pressuring her to abort. Thankfully she found our clinic and through conversation with our kind staff and volunteers, she chose the best option for her! Nadine is experiencing an open adoption with an incredible couple from NC. We love that we can watch this story unfold and we are so thankful we were able to be a small part of this amazing journey.
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Well Woman Exams. . . Do I really need that???

Who else tells themselves, “I’ll get to that later”, “I’ll call them next week” or “It’s ok this once” and so on and so on? I’m raising my hand over here! Life is busy with work, school, family, friends and everything else you squeeze in between. Most of us feel like we are in charge of some areas in our life to some degree, but most of us let the area of health fall to the wayside. It’s time to take CHARGE!

Women’s healthcare professionals recommend you receive a well woman exam yearly to make sure you stay overall healthy! If you are sexually active though, you should receive STD testing yearly OR every time you change partners.

It is important to get tested for cervical cancer because 6 out of 10 cervical cancers occur in women who have never received a Pap test or have not been tested in the past five years. Cervical cancer, when caused by Human Papillomavirus, often presents with abnormal cells in the cervix years before cancer emerges. Regular OB/GYN exams allow medical personnel to find and remove these abnormal cells, preventing cancer and in many cases protecting fertility.

Studies have also repeatedly shown that women who prioritize well woman care are also less likely to develop sexually transmitted illnesses and experience unexpected pregnancy. Nearly half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed each year are among young people aged 15–24 years. This is a scary fact, but unfortunately true. Women can have long term effects of these diseases, including pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, tubal scarring, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. YIKES!

With all this information I bet your head is spinning a bit like mine! To sum it all up, go TAKE CHARGE and get a Well Woman Exam and go ahead and mark the calendar in your phone to do it yearly. You will be thankful when you hear that notification go off 365 days from now and know your health has been taken care of!

Telemedicine and Our Generation

Studies have found that Millennials (you and I)  are one of the most stressed generations that suffer from a number of health dampening issues such as sleep deprivation, obesity, anxiety, and other health conditions. These studies also show

28 percent of Millennials don’t have a primary doctor, I know I don’t! 
Also the same studies showed 40 percent

 of those who do have a primary care doctor, don’t have a relationship with them, and most delay seeing a physician because of cost. I mean who wants to pay for an expensive office visit after paying for expensive insurance?
We (Millennials) make up over 83 million people, representing the largest generation in today’s workforce. Frankly, we are the largest generation period.
That’s why we introduced our telemedicine service because we know your time is valuable and your health is a concern to you! Whether you are pregnant, wanting an abortion, concerned about STD’s or need a Well Woman Exam, we want to make sure you are comfortable with us as your healthcare provider!
We provide easy access to our on-call medical team, where they can provide you with information, insight and ultimately an appointment at our low-cost clinic that will end in a quick in-office appointment!
What do you have to loose? Call us today and we will do everything we can to provide you with excellent care!